Two Roads Home by Daniel GriffinTwo Roads Home by Daniel Griffin

Two Roads Home

byDaniel Griffin

Paperback | September 12, 2017

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A fast-paced literary eco-thriller about the power of resistance, the fine line between activism and terrorism, and what happens when things go too far.

It is 1993 on Vancouver Island. A group of idealistic young activists, determined to do whatever it takes to protect the environment, turn to sabotage. But in a single moment everything they've worked for goes terribly wrong: a night watchman at a logging company warehouse is killed in an explosion that they set.

Two Roads Home follows these activists as their lives - and their cause - spiral out of control. Pete, who set the bomb, heads off the grid, where he discovers a vibrant community of squatters who have been affected by the explosion in unexpected ways. Meanwhile, Pete's mother is determined to track him down and clear his name.

In Two Roads Home, Daniel Griffin deftly reimagines history: what if, instead of the legendarily peaceful Clayoquot Sound protests of the 1990s, things had gone too far? How far is too far, when it comes to protesting what one sees as injustice? And what happens when that line is crossed?

Daniel Griffin was born in Kingston, Ontario, and has lived in Canada, the United States, Guatemala, the UK, France, New Zealand, and India. He's the author of the short story collection Stopping for Strangers and holds an MFA from UBC. He currently lives in Victoria, BC, with his wife and three children, where he is at work on another...
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Title:Two Roads HomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:September 12, 2017Publisher:Freehand BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1988298210

ISBN - 13:9781988298214

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping novel about logging protestors If you remember the Clayoquot Sound logging protests in the early 1990s - the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history, according to Wikipedia - then you will love this novel. It is an imaginative and beautifully written exercise in alternative history: what if those peaceful protests had turned violent? Griffin brilliantly examines the fallout after an explosion set by a small group of logging protestors has unintended and tragic consequences. This fast-paced narrative will keep you enthralled from start to finish, and along the way you will learn more about clearcut logging practices and the organized opposition to them in the 1990s. In fact, even if you have no interest in the controversy over clearcut logging, the interpersonal relationships among the small group of protestors and those close to them will draw you into this extraordinary debut novel.
Date published: 2017-11-06